COVID-19 could prove a death sentence for prisoners trapped in Iran with no medical care. Sherry Izadi, wife of the British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori, calls for her husband’s immediate release. In Evin prison, hygiene is extremely poor. When Mr Ashoori was recently transferred to a ward, where two people were already infected by the virus, his wife called on the UK government to do more to secure his release. At the same time, another British national, Nazanin Zagari-Ratcliffe, was allowed temporary release from Evin to be with her family.